New Fake Trading Volume Research Casts Positive Light on Bitfinex and Binance

We’ve discussed in the recent past how certain crypto exchanges have been in engaged in wash trading and other fraudulent tactics to manipulate trading volumes on their platform. In an unregulated market like crypto, this news isn’t shocking, yet a new research report published shows just how deep the problem runs, and which exchanges have managed to stay on the...

Is Japan Negatively Affected By Over-Regulating Crypto? At Least By Looking at the JPY-BTC Markets

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In the past few years, we’ve begun to see the benefits that can be accrued when countries take a more liberal approach towards regulating cryptocurrencies. Malta has established itself as a crypto hub for blockchain projects and major exchanges like Binance and OKEX. Switzerland has made far more progress than other countries in developing a legal framework for blockchain technology,...

Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec.17: Nice $200 Breakout. Could This Start a Reversal?

Over the past two days since our previous Bitcoin price analysis, the coin had been trading around the $3200 mark. However, the falling wedge we’ve talked about has just now shown signs of a nice breakout: and, good news, to the upper side. An impressive green candle from the past hour, as of writing the analysis, spikes Bitcoin over the...

Ethereum Price Analysis Dec.16: Positive Diversions, Is Reversal Ahead?

After a bearish couple of days, where Bitcoin had discovered a new yearly low, BTC is currently attempting to breach the channel’s upper trend line. A breakout could lead to a temporary upward continuation, but, since my Elliott wave count suggests that the downtrend isn’t over yet, I am playing it safe. There is another leg down for the wave...

New Financial Projects Gain Momentum in Period of Political Uncertainty

Less than a week after a new financial blueprint for Europe was proposed, by a 50-strong group led by Thomas Piketty, another pioneering economic system that aims to reduce inequality has been gaining momentum in London. Getting technical: Dr Omri Ross explains how GoodDollar might work, at Hard Fork DecentralizedOn Thursday, December 13, the GoodDollar experiment – an ecosystem that...

November Recorded the Worst Month For ICOs

An unsurprising consequence of Bitcoin and Ether crashing is that ICOs have also significantly suffered in their ability to raise funds. The following chart shows that November recorded the lowest inflows into Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in 2018. Only $65 million were raised last month, which is equaled to 2.5% of the amount raised in this year’s best-performing month, February,...

KIBIS: Multifaceted Kiosk Service to Empower Consumers

The blockchain technology provides a multitude of fascinating opportunities for any business to service the under served financial consumers of the world. KIBIS is an example of a company using blockchain for this purpose. KIBIS is developing a multifaceted Kiosk service to empower consumers all over the world who lack access to bank accounts and proper payment infrastructure, while simultaneously...

Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec.15: New annual low, the $3000 target is much closer

In our previous price analysis from two days ago, we mentioned that Bitcoin is testing the $3200 annual low for the third time in a week. As expected, the support didn’t hold this time, and BTC had discovered a new record low. As of writing this update, the current low stands on $3122 (Bitstamp). This brings the price of Bitcoin one...

Bitcoin Hits New 2018 Low While Tether USDT Reached The 4th Biggest Cap

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TL;DR Bitcoin (BTC) continues to lose value, and its current price is getting closer to test the $3,000 area. Tether (USDT) has made a surprising comeback in the last month, thanks to the dumping altcoins. At the time of writing, USDT is the fourth largest cryptocurrency. The crypto market situation continues its usual bearish trend as 2018 approaches its end. While many were...

Bakkt Futures to Launch on January 24, Presents Milestones Ahead

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The owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), announced back in August that it will be launching a global platform and an ecosystem for digital assets called Bakkt. The project is handled in collaboration with marquee companies such as Microsoft, BCG, Starbucks, and others. Speaking on the matter at the time, CEO Kelly Loeffler...